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How long can an infected person carry stec?

How long can an infected person carry stec?

Usually 7 days: An infected person can carry stec [shiga toxin e. Coli] for 7 days or less. But some younger kids can keep shedding these germs for up to 3 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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How long can a person traced with hepatitis b infection survive?

How long can a person traced with hepatitis b infection survive?

Depends: Not an easy question to answer in detail since the effects of any illness or condition depend on the person. In general in 2013 would be optimistic about treatment and life. Some people with severe liver damage from hepatitis b may be able to have a liver transplant and extend life even further. Recommend sitting down with your doctor to go over the specific situation. ...Read more

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How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

It depends: A healthy person may survive up to one month without eating. Less time if a person has some medical problems. A person may survive up to five days or so without water. I guess I am concerned why you would ask this? If you are not eating and wonder how long you can live like that, you should really seek appropriate medical care immediately. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with an anal cancer?

How long can a person live with an anal cancer?

Depends: On the stage at diagnosis and what treatment has been received as wellas comorbid conditions. Early diagnosis is key to survival. ...Read more

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How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Long with treatment: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more

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How much time is toxoplasmosis contagious in an infected cat?

How much time is toxoplasmosis contagious in an infected cat?

Generally, 2 weeks: Generally, an acutely infected cat will shed toxo. oocytes in the feces for 2 weeks — if not reinfected. ...Read more

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Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Yes: This is a parasitic infection which is transmitted via a fecal-oral route, especially through contaminated waters. It is not a serious problem for healthy immunocompetent individuals but can be deadly for HIV-AIDS patients ...Read more

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How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and discharge. ...Read more

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How can a person contract hepatitis b?

How can a person contract hepatitis b?

Several ways: 1. Transfusion of blood or contaminated needle stick. 2. Sexual contact. 3. Neonatally. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person previously infected with hepatitisa infects another, do they still carry the virus?

Can you tell me if a person previously infected with hepatitisa infects another, do they still carry the virus?

Yes.: If a person who has viral hepatitis infects someone else with viral hepatitis, the first person still carries the virus. It isn't like passing the virus to someone else means that the first infected person has 'given away' his or her virus to someone else. It's like a smile. If you smile at someone and 'give' them a smile, you still have your face and can smile again &again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long would it take an elderly person to die if untreated septicemia?

How long would it take an elderly person to die if untreated septicemia?

Hours-days: Hours to days depending on the source and type of bacteria , if associated with shock and on the patient physiological reserve. ...Read more

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If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito? How long will it live?

If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito?  How long will it live?

A full mosquito life: That mosquito's life will not be affected. But mosquitoes don't transmit hiv, if that's what you're getting at. ...Read more

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How can a person catch scabies?

How can a person catch scabies?

Skin to skin contact: Scabies is a tiny black mite that lives on people, burrowing just under the up top layer of skin. It is most commonly caught through skin to skin contact with another person who has scabies. Can be acquired through sexual intercourse. It can also be acquired from sleeping in the same bed (or sleeping bag) with an infected person, or a bed an infected person recently slept in. ...Read more

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After catching pseudo rabies, how long will a human have to live?

After catching pseudo rabies, how long will a human have to live?

Pseudo rabies: Pseudo rabies is not known to affect humans. It is a an acute viral illness affecting pigs or swine. ...Read more

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How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

2 to 4 weeks: Acute hiv-1 infection is often associated with an acute “retroviral syndrome” that usually includes fever with a variety of nonspecific clinical and laboratory abnormalities. In contrast, subjects with early hiv-1 infection can also be entirely asymptomatic. The time from exposure to symptomatic disease is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and the duration of illness is generally days to weeks. ...Read more

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How to tell if a person, child especially, is infected with roundworm?

How to tell if a person, child especially, is infected with roundworm?

Testing/Seeing: By testing the stool or seeing the worms. In the U.S. pinworm infections are more common than roundworm infections. The medication to treat these infections, Mebendazole, is the same, but the frequency & duration of the treatment is different. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person to become a threat after RECENTLY exposed to HIV,time taken to infect others after exposed to HIV ?

Less than 72 hrs: The virus needs few hrs to few days to multiply and reach infectious level. To assume the worse, as soon as you are exposed to the virus (meaning it has entered your blood), you must refrain from activities that can expose others and seek medical attention (drugs that can help eliminate the virus before it takes hold). Certainly, you should not wait more than 72 hrs. ...Read more

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How long can an infected person carry stec?

Usually 7 days: An infected person can carry stec [shiga toxin e. Coli] for 7 days or less. But some younger kids can keep shedding these germs for up to 3 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person previously infected with hepatitisa infects another, do they still carry the virus?

Yes.: If a person who has viral hepatitis infects someone else with viral hepatitis, the first person still carries the virus. It isn't like passing the virus to someone else means that the first infected person has 'given away' his or her virus to someone else. It's like a smile. If you smile at someone and 'give' them a smile, you still have your face and can smile again &again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After getting infected by STD does the person originally carrying it becomes infection free ?

After getting infected by STD does the person originally carrying it becomes infection free ?

Maybe: If that individual is treated for the infection properly. A person cannot get rid of an sti by giving it to someone else - that is a myth. ...Read more

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Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Chicken pox: Yes. The virus, while infected individuals are still developing new lesions, is highly contagious through skin to skin contact. If you care for an infected individual, you can carry the virus to another person unless you use very careful handwashing. ...Read more

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How do doctor and nurse carry out their jobs without becoming infected by disease?

How do doctor and nurse carry out their jobs without becoming infected by disease?

Good hygiene: There are ways you are taught in order not to transfer germs to other patients and to yourself, hand washing is probably the most important thing we do. ...Read more

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Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more

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Can you carry HPV virus for over 30yrs? Can you have a negative HPV test 2yrs prior to positive ?If so, does that mean you just became infected?

Can you carry HPV virus for over 30yrs?  Can you have a negative HPV test 2yrs prior to positive ?If so, does that mean you just became infected?

Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, you can have hpv for over 30+ years. Any person who has been sexually active with another person ever in their lifetime likely has been exposed to hpv. This is why there has been a push to get young children vaccinated before they become sexually active. If your hpv test was negative 2 years ago but then became positive, then you likely did get infected with hpv within those 2 years. ...Read more

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If you got bit by different mosquitoes both carrying dengue in same week, would that be considered "reoccurrence" ? Not infected, just curious

If you got bit by different mosquitoes both carrying dengue in same week, would that be considered "reoccurrence" ? Not infected, just curious

No: It takes 3 to 14 days incubation before onset of symptoms. Usual course of symptoms is a week. Because of relation to Zika there is increased investment in GMO mosquitoes which can eliminate the mosquito vector. We now have the weapon to really stop dengue, zika, and yellow fever. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with rubella 2 years after being vaccinated against it ? Is it possible to carry the rubella virus without showing any symptoms ?

Can you get infected with rubella 2 years after being vaccinated against it ? Is it possible to carry the rubella virus without showing any symptoms ?

Unlikely: Is is possible? Anything is possible but really unlikely. If you did not develop immunity from the vaccine it is possible - were your titers checked after being vaccinated? ...Read more

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Coldsore on the edge of upper lip.is suliva also carry virus? If i share snack bites is he infected?

Coldsore on the edge of upper lip.is suliva also carry virus? If i share snack bites is he infected?

Direct contact: Direct contact with your saliva or the secretions from the blister is contagious. Just avoid sharing food, straws, cups, kissing etc ...Read more

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Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

No: If the adult has active chicken pox then yes. If the adult has had chickenpox and is immune then not they will not carry it... Wash hands between touching an infected child and an uninfected child. It is spread primarily through respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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As the title says, could an immunized person still carry and therefore infect others with hepatitis a/b?

As the title says, could an immunized person still carry and therefore infect others with hepatitis a/b?

No: If you have been immunized (vaccinated) for hepatitis a and b, and you have developed antibodies against hepatitis a and b (which can be checked by another blood test), then you are immune to the virus and not contagious, so you can't infect others. Immunized people don't 'carry' virus. ...Read more

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If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?

If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?

No: Viral carriage is not likely in an immune host. In order for a virus to survive it must be able to invade its host's cells, and pre-existing immunity should prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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If one is infected by h i v how long can that person live?

If one is infected by h i v how long can that person live?

The Miracle of HIV: Are you ready for this? In four studies done is various parts of the world in 2011 and 2012 the latest estimate of life longevity for someone infected today with access to health care is now 53.7 years. Let's let that just soak in a bit. In 1995 when this type of study was first done the time from infection to death was estimated to be on average eleven years. This is the miracle we have today. ...Read more

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Can you get Ebola from an infected person's blood or bodily fluid/secretions that are left like say, in a public place long after they have left?

Can you get Ebola from an infected person's blood or bodily fluid/secretions that are left like say, in a public place long after they have left?

Ebola Virus: When dried, in small amounts on a surface in ambient conditions - the Ebola virus usually is not alive for more than a few hours. It can live longer in body fluids maintained at room temperature and considerably longer at lower temperatures (4 Celsius or lower). ...Read more

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